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The Impact on IPO Performance of Reforming IPO Allocation Regulations: An Event Study of Shanghai Stock Exchange A-Shares

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  • Fei Jiang

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    (Department of Economics, Loughborough University)

  • Lawrence Leger

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    (Department of Economics, Loughborough University)

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Initial public offerings in China are distinguished from IPOs in other markets by their extremely high abnormal initial returns and so-called 'Chinese Characteristics'. We examine the effect on IPO underpricing and short-run performance of significant changes in Chinese IPO regulations implemented in May 2002. The significant event was a regulatory change in the method of allocating IPO shares. Event study analysis reveals that abnormal initial returns decreased by 43.3% after the change in regulations, that beta risks of the IPOs increased and that an evenly-upward trend of cumulative abnormal initial returns was reversed to become evenly-downward. The results appear to be consistent with Information Cascades (Welch 1992) and Bandwagon (Ritter 1998) models of underpricing.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, Loughborough University in its series Discussion Paper Series with number 2009_04.

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Date of creation: Feb 2009
Date of revision: Feb 2009
Handle: RePEc:lbo:lbowps:2009_04

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Keywords: IPO underpricing; IPO allocation; Policy impact; Chinese stock market; Shanghai Stock Exchange A-shares.;

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